International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Gedion Getahun Ideas Activities
  • Dr. (Hochschuldozent), German Chemical Society / Gdch
    Mainz, Germany
  • Email
    Tel +49 6131 7209715
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    German Chemical Society / Gdch
    Dep.of Chemistry Loughborough University
    Johannes Gutenberg University , Mainz
  • IYC Interests:

    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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I have obtained my doctrate in Nuclear & Radiochemistry field.My field of research is Migration of radionuclide in the waste repository, their solubility and sorption studies in the near and far field areas of the repository. I am interested in lanthanide and actinide complexation studies with organic acids especially with polyhydroxy carboxylic acids. Measurements of the stability constants and other thermodynamic constant values of these Complex reaction belong to my research field.

Besides I am very much interested in:

a) Environmental Analysis / Analytical Science

b) Tracing Techniques

c) Electronics of Chemical Instruments ( Detectors, Electrodes, etc)

My specific interst in the IYC 2011 is, to encourage young people around the globe to study, to research and work in various chemistry fields. Currently there is a critical shortage of qualified chemistry teachers in the developing countries, starting from secondary up to the university level. The third world countries require qualified chemistry teachers and university lecturers.Therefore, I will organize symposium which will encourage the scientists to assess more in Chemsitry Education,